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Research & Service Leadership Symposium

Enroll in Support Courses

If you would like to earn an additional 1 unit of course credit per quarter while completing your RSLS project and working on your presentation, you can enroll in an optional Independent Study course: ENGL 70R or Introduction to College Research: LIBR10. Though these courses are currently part of the English department and Library department, you can receive credit for projects in any discipline.

Please see below for the current class listing and check and check in the Class Schedule for course availabiility.

Winter 2024 Independent Study

  • ENGL 70R-02 with Instructor Allison Herman [CRN: 22123]

View the Course Syllabus

Take a look at the course syllabus to determine if RSLS Independent Study is right for you: Syllabus: ENGL 70R Independent Study for RSLS

Requirements for Completion

Your independent study for the RSLS will earn you a letter grade in the course based upon ongoing participation and successful completion of the following:  

  • Identify a mentor who will work with you during the quarter. You must have a mentor to begin Independent Study. (See tips on finding a mentor.)
  • Set up a regular meeting schedule with your mentor that works for you.
  • Complete 36 hours of independent work (3 hours/week)
  • Attend at least 1 RSLS workshop (these count toward your hours).
  • Maintain a log of your hours and activities completed, and have your mentor sign your worksheet. (Copy this RSLS Independent Study Hours Worksheet.) 
  • Present your project at the RSLS in May!
  • Submit your hours and signed worksheet the last day of the quarter for your official grade.

Request Your Add Code to Join!

Add codes will be available at the start of each quarter. Contact RSLS Coordinator, Allison Herman, to get more details or to receive an add code to join: RSLS@fhda.edu.


Winter 2024: Introduction to College Research

  • LIBR 10 with Instructor Laura Gamez [CRN: 31725]

Students will go step by step through research as a process of inquiry, learning how to identify a research topic in any subject they choose and then find, evaluate, and use information in an ethical way. Especially useful for students writing a research paper in another class. or participating in the RSLS.


Application Closed for 2024

Research and Service Leadership Symposium 2023

Please contact us!

Allison Herman,
Laura Gamez,
Lisa Schultheis
RSLS  Coordinators


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